We are a creative school that nurtures the children's creativity through teaching a broad art curriculum, through art competitions, and participation in the Arts Award Explore and Discover schemes. Children across the school also have the opportunity to work with a professional artist who comes in to teach every Monday afternoon. The children are also involved each year in city-wide art projects (e.g. The Big Sleuth) and Arts Week.
Weekly Music sessions are taught across the school by Mrs Dattani. Children learn to sing and play instruments which include percussion, glockenspiels and djembes. They also listen and o a wide variety of music, and learn to read and write Music, and compose their own pieces. Keyboard and guitar lessons are also taught every week by teachers from Birmingham Music service, who also support children to achieve ABRSM Music Medals. Every term, all children perform in our Music concerts, to celebrate their musical achievements.
Creative Arts Team
Mrs Dattani - Interim Creative Arts Leader, Music Teacher, Arts Award Lead
Senora Holmes - Spanish Lead
Mrs Buchan - Performance Club pianist, Arts Award facilitator
Mr Khan - Creative Club and Arts Award facilitator
Miss Bano - Arts Ambassador, Arts Award Lead
Miss Nugent - Arts Ambassador
Mr Wood - Y5&6 Guitar Teacher
Mr McKonkey - Y4 Guitar Teacher
Miss McGeary - Y3,4,and 5 Keyboard Teacher
Mr Riley - Artist-in-Residence
We have been learning and experiencing the Spanish Catholic celebration 'Semana Santa.'Children made props and floats and paraded like the do in the Spanish streets.
Spanish club have enjoyed learning a variety of subjects through lots of fun, games, dancing and parties. To really embrace our subject and to experience real Spanish - we went on our trip to a Tapas restaurant in Grand Central Birmingham. The children ordered in Spanish and sampled lots of tapas including calameres (squid) and tortilla de patatas. (Spanish omelette)
We had a great time at the Summer Concert. The children have made so much musical progress this year! Well done everyone!
Arts week has been inspired by our Sun Bear 'Lord Regent of the Forest'. Children entered creative competitions: design our sun bear; make and bake competition ( see twitter for the videos) and the library poster competition. Everyone had fun working on an arts project and the creativity extended to the forest school where sessions led by our forest school teachers were all about getting creative with natural resources. Our Cake sale raised £1000 for the Birmingham Children's Hospital.
A small group of talented children in Year 4 and 5 are working towards their Arts Award Explore. The theme is 'Wild in Art'. Look at their amazing nature mandalas that they created in the Forest School!
We had a fantastic time at the Christmas concert! There was singing, and guitar and keyboard playing. Everyone was involved from Nursery to Year 6, even the staff! Looking forward to the Spring Concert already!
We had so much fun recording our CD ready for Christmas 2016! Every child in the school from Nursery to Year 6 was involved. Even the teachers sang a track! CDs can be purchased from the school or at the Christmas concert which will be on Monday 12th December and Tuesday 13th December.
We are a creative school, we have many different musical lessons being taught every week by specialist teachers from the music service. Children across the school also have the opportunity to work with an artist who comes in to teach every Monday afternoon and all children in Key Stage 2 all learn Spanish, which is taught by Ms Holmes.
Music is taught across the school by Mrs Dattani, children learn to play instruments which include percussion, glockenspiels and djembes. They also learn to sing songs from a wide variety of musical genres.